[AISWorld] CfP - EMoWI'19 - Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics on the WI'19 conference

Jens Gulden jensgulden at acm.org
Fri Oct 19 13:19:04 EDT 2018

Call for Papers

Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics

Ethik und Moral in der Wirtschaftsinformatik (EMoWI’19)

Conference Wirtschaftsinformatik 2019
Siegen, 24. Feb. – 27. Feb. 2019

Submissions until: *30. Nov. 2018*
Notifications of acceptance: 15. Dec. 2018
Workshop: 24. Feb. 2019
Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emowi19


According to Immanuel Kant, ethics is concerned with the question, „What 
ought I to do?,“ as opposed to the other three basic questions “What can 
I know?,” “What can I hope?,” and “What is human?”. “What ought I to do 
as a Business Informatics researcher?” is therefore the central question 
of the theme “Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics”. As this 
question is fundamentally philosophical in nature, it does not only 
concern judgments about proper conduct in specific situations. Instead, 
the questions invites reflections at a higher level of abstraction, 
enabling a critical reflection about methodological principles of our 
discipline from a distinctively philosophical outlook. For example, it 
is possible to examine how basic principles and concepts of Business 
Informatics are related to more encompassing concepts of human life in 
general. In this vein, concepts like process, architecture, decision 
model, algorithm, and organizational rule can be studied against the 
backdrop of concepts like Weltanschauung, human rights, and values. The 
workshop “Ethics and Morality in Business Informatics” is meant to 
address questions of this kind.


Submissions to the workshop are invited to discuss ethical and moral 
questions arising in the whole spectrum of topics of Business 
Informatics. The following suggestions provide an impression of the 
intended orientation of the workshop, but you are cordially invited to 
propose additional topics.
  - Are the subjects of Business Informatics associated with specific 
ethical questions? If so, what is the content and nature of these questions?
  - The subjects in Business Informatics typically are intangible. Does 
this raise a need for specific procedures to justify proper conduct of 
Business Informatics research?
  - Do (research) methods in Business Informatics involve specific value 
statements or Weltanschauungen? Is it possible to assume the possibility 
of value-free statements in Business Informatics?
  - Are certain species of moral philosophies (e. g., deontologist or 
consequentialist moral theories) especially relevant for Business 
Informatics? Do typical decision models in Business Informatics 
implicate the basic principles of specific moral theories (e. g., 
  - What is he role of models in Business Informatics? Can models be 
considered ethically neutral, or do they necessarily entail specific 
moral presuppositions?
  - What kind of statements could a „Code of Ethics“ for Business 
Informatics professionals include (as opposed to the “Code of Ethics” of 
  - Is it possible to formulate accessible „Dos” and “Don’ts” as 
guidelines for Business Informatics professionals?
  - What experiences in relation to ethical questions were made in 
previous Business Informatics research projects?
  - What initiatives concerning ethical values in Business Informatics 
do already exist in academia and industry? What are the results of these 
  - Are ethical topics considered in Business Informatics curriculums at 
different universities globally?
  - ...and many more.


The workshop invites submissions that discuss actions or principles of 
actions as manifested in methodological assumptions and commitments in 
Business Informatics from an ethical point of view. This also includes 
experience reports about concrete projects in academia and industry 
where questions about right and wrong conduct played a significant role. 
Submissions are both invited to raise questions and to report about 
situations where questions have already been answered in specific ways. 
Philosophical methods of inquiry are welcome, but not required.
The workshop’s primary language is German, but submissions in English 
are invited as well. Each submission will be reviewed by 3 members of 
the program committee. Accepted submissions must be presented by at 
least one author at the workshop. The results of the workshop will be 
presented at the conference dinner and they will be published as part of 
the conference proceedings.
The maximum page number of submissions is 10 pages (including title, 
abstract, bibliography, appendixes, author names and affiliations and 
acknowledgements). Short papers with a size up to 4 pages are also 
welcome. The abstract should not exceed 150 words. Keywords are 
optional. Additional information on submission requirements and the 
conference MS Word paper template are available at: 
http://wi2019.de/call-for-papers/, under „Format“.
Please upload your submission at: 

Program Committee

Başak Aydemir		Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Oliver Bendel		School of Business FH NW, Switzerland
Dominik Bork		University of Vienna, Austria
Ulrich Frank		University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Sedef Akinli Kocak	University of Toronto, Canada
Dirk v.d. Linden	University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Assaf Marron		Weizmann Institue of Science, Israel
Björn Niehaves		University of Siegen, Germany
Birgit Penzenstadler	California State University, USA
Stefan Strecker		Fernuniversität in Hagen, Gemany
(to be extended)


Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Information Systems and 
Enterprise Modeling, Universitätsstr. 9, 45141 Essen, Germany, Tel: +49 
201 18-32719, jens.gulden at uni-due.de
Alexander Bock, University of Duisburg-Essen, Information Systems and 
Enterprise Modeling, Universitäts­str. 9, 45141 Essen, Germany, Tel: +49 
201 18-34563, alexander.bock at uni-due.de
Sergio España Cubillo, Utrecht University, Department of Information and 
Computing Sciences, Buys Ballot Laboratory office 577, Princetonplein 5, 
De Uithof, 3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 30 2537088, 
s.espana at uu.nl

Dr. Jens Gulden
Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling - Prof. Frank
Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Department of Economic Science
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
room R09 R04 H35
tel  [+49|0] 201/183-2719
fax  [+49|0] 201/183-4011
www  http://www.wi-inf.uni-duisburg-essen.de/FGFrank/

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